Michael Keen is Deputy Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, where he was previously head of the Tax Policy and Tax Coordination divisions. Before joining the IMF, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, and visiting Professor at Kyoto University. He has led technical assistance missions to nearly thirty countries on a wide range of issues in tax policy, and consulted for the World Bank, European Commission, and the private sector. Mr. Keen has served on the Board of the National Tax Association in the U.S., and on the editorial boards of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, International Tax and Public Finance (of which he was joint founder), Journal of Public Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and many other journals. He is co-author of books on The Modern VAT, the Taxation of Petroleum and Minerals, and Changing Customs.
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- Fixing the Great Distortion: How to Undo the Tax Bias Toward Debt Finance
- Climate Change: How To Price Paris
- Global Energy Subsidies Are Big—About US$5 Trillion Big
- Fixing International Corporate Taxation—Not Just a Problem for Advanced Economies
- Meeting Rising Pressures to Address Income Inequality—A User’s Guide
- Once And For All—Why Capital Levies Are Not The Answer
- Death and Taxes May be Certain—But Taxes We Can Make Better